No matter what your reason is for transferring to Ithaca College, you'll get the help you need every step of the way, from scheduling a visit to completing your application.

Who is a transfer student?

Applicants who have received a high school diploma (or its equivalent) and subsequently earned nine or more college credits or enrolled full time at another college are transfer students.

Criteria for transfer admission

Transfer applicants may apply for either fall or spring admission to IC and are reviewed based on their college and high school academic records. Please also familiarize yourself with supporting documentation requirements for transfer applicants.

We regret that we cannot consider transfer applications to occupational therapy or physical therapy.

Transfer credit

Transfer credit is typically awarded for college-level courses taken at a regionally accredited college or university, provided a grade of C- or better was earned. Each course is evaluated individually, and Ithaca College reserves the right to not award transfer credit for courses deemed unacceptable.

Additional details about transfer credit and articulation agreements are available on the Office of the Registrar website.

Transfer Application Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Latest Notification Date Enrollment Confirmation Deadline
Spring Admission November 1 Rolling Rolling
Regular Decision (Transfer) March 1 April 15 May 1

Financial aid

Transfer applicants are considered for scholarships and may also apply for federal and institutional financial aid.

For U.S. citizens and permanent residents, the FAFSA is required to apply for federal financial aid. Ithaca College requires submission of the CSS Profile in addition to the FAFSA to determine whether you are eligible for institutional funding as well as federal financial aid.

Please be sure to release your data to us. The Ithaca College school codes are as follows:

  • FAFSA: 002739.
  • CSS Profile: 2325.

The priority deadline for both the FAFSA and CSS Profile is November 1 for spring semester applicants and January 15 for fall semester applicants.

Eligibility requirements and descriptions of aid programs are available on the Tuition and Financial Aid website.

Orientation and Advising

The Office of New Student and Transition Programs offers a special transition program for transfer students that provides support related to academic advising, testing, and registration. Services and resources for enrolled transfer students are coordinated by the Academic Advising Center

Questions? Contact us!

Office of Admission
Peggy Ryan Williams Center, 1st Floor
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850-7020